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CDC asks for PPE usage for agriculture employees as HPAI protection

By Elizabeth Bobenhausen Poultry Times staff ebobenhausen@poultrytimes.com

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have stated that the agency has spoken to state health executives and is asking health officials to disperse personal protective equipment to local farmers to stop the transmission of avian influenza.

In a recent Reuters report, CDC Principal Deputy Director Nirav Shah said, “while the risk to the U.S. public remains low, states should act to protect people with work exposures including people on dairy farms, poultry farms and in slaughterhouses.”

The CDC has insisted that farmers, employees, and emergency respondents wear PPE as they may be at risk when. . .

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